Congrats No Child! Hello TODers!
Congrats on 1st NCLB!! :)
Thank you Chips. This video is worth watching again and again.
President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, is reportedly deciding between Stanford and Berkeley. Details up next at 5. nbcbay.com/1CsDV3C— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) June 26, 2014
Honestly, either campus would suit her beautifully.
Of course … was just having some fun :)
I’m torn. I’m always, always happy to get/find news of the O-princesses, but I wish news media wouldn’t share this kind of information, and certainly not so far in advance.
I feel the same. I don’t like this to be public.
I really, really don’t, LP2008. There are too many weirdos roaming around. Yet, *I* am always thrilled to hear what the girls are up to – a contradiction, I know.
Hel-lo, my indefatigable friend!
Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Utterly Destroys Michele Bachmann Over GOP Lawsuit
Saw a part of that on Rev. Al’s show. Wish I had popcorn in the house!
I am still rolling from ‘Crimeny’ and ‘You’re being silly’. Neil Cavuto’s exasperation with Bachmann is hilarious. And the fact that the segment ends while she is still babbling is just perfect. In a strange twist, Neil Cavuto just did what all hosts should be doing on a regular basis – he challenged a politician who wasn’t making any sense.
They only do it to women. They don’t treat teabag crazy men the same way.
That did cross my mind, as well. We women know that in our own lives, with stuff we’ve witnessed around us.
He picked the craziest to do it with … so I’m good. As you said, wish all of them would challenge politicians on their shows – not just the President’s policies and actions!
I see Bachmann is still screeching, and she sure looks like she has a lot of guck on her face! Ugh.
T’ogether, we are pounding the rock’ – Yes we are and it’s reassuring to know that we are not doing it on our own, or by ourselves! Won’t Boehner and Rove and all the others be surprised when the rock splits? :grin:
Isn’t it a brilliant image, VC? I feel this is exactly what we’re doing and, as the president recognized, sometimes we get tired or angry or frustrated and we think that the rock is just never going to split and that’s when we need each other to pick up the slack if we falter. I like how he puts this is a long-term context and tells us why we need to keep trying–for the sake of our children and all who follow us. Just when you think our president can’t get any better, he inspires us all over again.
PBO is an awesome, and true, leader!
This is so sad!
People need water! http://t.co/cP4ukjHyjA— Doc Hamrick (@mch7576) June 26, 2014
Some people buy islands. Too bad they don’t buy cities. And I’m only partially kidding. Save Detroit – again and again and again!
I’m thinking they won’t be allowed to do that for long before someone steps in and tell them that is a no-no.
They are appealng to the U.N.
Hi, Maryl! No summer school this year?
Yes, but it doesn’t start until July 7th, so I have a few days. Fancy you remembering! I just finished cleaning out every corner of my room – two weeks after school actually ended.
Do you have a ‘new’ room in September (the only reason I see that you’d be ‘cleaning out EVERY corner’)? ;)
Enjoy your days off while they last.
No, same room and that’s part of the problem. I’ve been there about 7 years and things start to silt up. Cupboards and files full of stuff I don’t use any more. Plus I’ll have a student teacher in the fall and I want to at least attempt to look organized!
Do you have good summer plans?
This summer, no plans other than staying in one place. I have some outside home maintenance ‘stuff’ that has to be done and they will surely put a major crimp in my style.
Well, in between your maintenance duties, I hope you rest and enjoy!
TY. I will.
If the state of Michigan had a decent governor with one ounce of compassion this would not be happening. This is a humanitarian crisis and it can’t be allowed to stand.
Bonsoir, NCLB! Encore en haut! /waving/ :grin:
Oui. Toujours en haut en plus haut encore. ;)
(et plus haut…)
I knew I could find balance here. You keep the President front and center and he is a rock for me. I just got angry about something I read, not to bring the anger here, but to bring the call to action. I feel so strongly about giving him a congress he can work with. I was able to give $5 to DCCC. They have triple matching funds today, I don’t know for how long, but this is champagne living on a beer budget for me when I can multiply my contribution. Anyone that wants to join, please feel free. We can DO this!!!! :)
I am SO ANGRY about Boehner suing POTUS!! Are you? I chipped in $$ to DCCC. I back POTUS all the way to a Dem House! secure.actblue.com/contribute/pag…— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) June 26, 2014
I commented with my tweet before I listened to the video!! I felt so fired up when I tweeted, but also angry about Boehner. President Obama’s words are absolutely, incredibly perfect for me right now Chips. I feel the fire big time and this is just the encouragement I need to choose even more positive thoughts, focus even more on solutions, take even more steps for Democrats who can support this country and the President. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Thank you so much, Chips.
I’ve been thinking that the GOP will get more and more outrageous to try to swing the midterms. I also know they invariably go too far and along the way more people learn the truth who didn’t really pay attention before. There are Democrats running for office that are really good people. It doesn’t matter how much money the GOP or Koch’s spend. What matters is voting. All that matters is helping Democratic voters realize how important they are and getting them to vote. All of us working together really can do this!
“There are Democrats running for office that are really good people. It doesn’t matter how much money the GOP or Koch’s spend. What matters is voting. All that matters is helping Democratic voters realize how important they are and getting them to vote. All of us working together really can do this!”
Yes WE MUST
TME, this is why it’s so important for us to get Democrats to wake up, register people, support specific candidates with contributions and voter outreach and then work like hell to get Dems out to vote.
I’m in a very, very red district with no viable Dem. I will vote, but I’ve “adopted” Democrats running in Red to Blue districts. I join their team, tweet and write articles about them, about their meet-ups, let others know about them. Name recognition and connecting that will help get the job done. All of us working together. Here’s one id tweeted today. WA-08 was won by Pres Obama twice, but a GOPer is in House with an excellent Democrat running against him. Red to Blue!! You never know how many voters in that district your tweets or articles will reach or people who know people there!
#WA08 meet progressive Democrat Jason Ritchie Sat 6/28: #CleElum #Roslyn #Easton. Turn #wa8 #RedToBLUE! @Ritchie4wa8 http://t.co/y8L96MrU08— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) June 26, 2014
Boehner plans to sue Obama over executive orders. A recent reality check on executive orders: brkn.gs/1sFiuXs http://t.co/iqc33iuuDx— Brookings (@BrookingsInst) June 25, 2014
.@AndersFoghR: Russia publicly presents NATO as a threat… it is Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine which pose a threat to the intl order— (@NATOSource) June 25, 2014
Norwegian MinDef Eriksen Søreide on #Ukraine crisis: The security landscape of Europe has been fundamentally changed. http://t.co/dKMkGPfUCw— Fred Kempe (@FredKempe) June 25, 2014
Kerry to NATO: "every ally spending less than 2% of GDP needs to dig deeper & make a concrete commitment to do more" atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosour…— (@NATOSource) June 25, 2014
Ironically, Russia is strengthening NATO, probably giving it the biggest boost in years. It has reminded NATO countries that they can’t be complacent when one major power still clings to illusions of imperialist grandeur and can’t be trusted not to overreach. Russia could have chosen partnership and inclusion, but it chose instead to become a reckless aggressor. Putin’s done a lot of damage to his country.
The list of people who OWE SGT BERGDAHL an APOLOGY is VAST. online.wsj.com/articles/no-ev… cc @Lawrence @PressSec @SenatorReid @NancyPelosi @maddow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 26, 2014
Unfortunately, he will never receive them, nor will his family.
The GOP always complains about how PBO tries to create distractions. No, it is the GOP, dropping Bergdahl, realizing it isn’t getting them anywhere and going back to the IRS emails, or suing PBO, or talking impeachment. They do something, realize it isn’t working, then jump to something else to distract people from their nothingness.
And to actually apologize would tell the world what kind of jerks they really are.
Agree, John. But, it is our solemn duty to hold them accountable in every manner possible. Most importantly, by removing as many of them as possible from office on 4Nov14.
Hell has a place in waiting for those who attacked a POW and for those who attacked a President for bringing him home. John McCain can take his choice as to which spot is his.
Army Clears #Bergdahl of Any Misconduct During Captivity ow.ly/3matQ6 #p2 #tcot http://t.co/jbfCuQGw83— R.Saddler (@Politics_PR) June 26, 2014
I don’t think there’s a hell hot enough or a punishment great enough for the despicable media and politicians who demeaned and slandered this poor young man. I hope he was kept away from all the ugliness and I pray he never learns of it as he takes time to heal. May all the hatefulness these people poured on this man be returned to them a thousand fold. Miss Karma has a very big job ahead of her and will need all the help we can give her in November.
GE TOD! ICYMI A “Blame Obama for everything” neo-con W. flack gets taken to school…
Here is Elliott’s thesis:
The Middle East that Obama inherited in 2009 was largely at peace, for the surge in Iraq had beaten down the al Qaeda-linked groups. U.S. relations with traditional allies in the Gulf, Jordan, Israel and Egypt were very good. Iran was contained, its Revolutionary Guard forces at home. Today, terrorism has metastasized in Syria and Iraq, Jordan is at risk, the humanitarian toll is staggering, terrorist groups are growing fast and relations with U.S. allies are strained….
In which @JeffreyGoldberg schools Bush flack Elliott Abrams on who actually "broke the Middle East." theatlantic.com/international/… via @TheAtlantic— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) June 25, 2014
…A few points. The first is to note that the Middle East Obama inherited in early 2009 was literally at war—Israel and the Gaza-based Hamas were going at each other hard until nearly the day of Obama’s inauguration. Obama managed to extract himself from that one without breaking the Middle East. In reference to a “contained” Iran, I would only note that Iran in 2009 was moving steadily toward nuclearization, and nothing that the Bush administration, in which Elliott served, had done seemed to be slowing Iran down. Flash forward to today—the Obama administration (with huge help from Congress) implemented a set of sanctions so punishing that it forced Iran into negotiations. (Obama, it should be said, did a very good job bringing allies on board with this program.)….
….Elliott writes that, in 2009, U.S. relations with Arab allies were good. But these relations, in many cases, were built on lies and morally dubious accommodations. He states that “the most populous Arab country is Egypt, where Obama stuck too long with Hosni Mubarak as the Arab Spring arrived, and then with the Army, and then the Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi, and now is embracing the Army again.” Let’s break this down for a minute. It was the policy of several administrations to maintain close relations with Egypt’s military rulers. It was Bush administration policy to maintain close relations with Mubarak. Perhaps the 2011 uprising in Egypt could have been avoided had the Bush administration, in honoring its “Freedom Doctrine,” engineered Mubarak’s smooth departure several years before Cairo exploded….
…I’m sure Elliott remembers that in 2006, the Bush administration helped bring the terrorist group Hamas to power, by engineering elections that neither the Palestinian Authority nor Israel actually wanted. I’m sure he also remembers that President Bush (along with a series of presidents before him) failed utterly to bring about a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians….continued
How can he remember anything when the premise or the argument is that the Middle-East problem began under President Obama? The analogy can be seen in the belief for some on the ultra-right lane that the world began 2014 years ago, with the death and resurrection of Jesus-Christ. Or, some even go one step deeper: 9/11 happened under Obama as the Bush father-daughter couple is happy to repeat ad nauseam to the believers.
@ItsAlinaJo @nileawhile @QrsChocolate @cynthia4877 @Tonette67 MY MY MY. http://t.co/hl2g26sHKd— Anna (@AuntLulie) June 26, 2014
GREAT turnout tonight for Wendy Davis on the 1 year anniversary of her amazing filibuster:
Never forget. @WendyDavisTexas #standwithwendy #teamwendy #swtw http://t.co/tZ5cAjeGL7— BGTX East ATX (@BGTX_EATX) June 26, 2014
@BGTX_EATX The are cheering the next Governor of Texas >> @WendyDavisTexas #LandslideDEMS2014 #YesWeMUST cc @OFA_TX @Lawrence @maddow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 26, 2014
Typo corrected …
@BGTX_EATX They are cheering the next Governor of Texas >> @WendyDavisTexas #LandslideDEMS2014 #YesWeMUST cc @OFA_TX @Lawrence @maddow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 26, 2014
@USUN cc @GermanyUN RT@Slate:Fabian Johnson could've played 4Germany. Tough break,Deutschland. slate.me/1sEFlCn http://t.co/ocsYfzdE6V— Nili Majumder (@NiliMajumder) June 25, 2014
Need note to get out of work Thurs? @J_Klinsmann has you covered. Show your cool boss. It will def work! #LetsDoThis http://t.co/i2oCZmGAGZ— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 25, 2014
Corresponding to the recent kick off of the 2014 FIFA world cup, shaghai-based artist ‘red’ hong yi has painted a portrait of three football superstars — cristiano ronaldo, neymar and lionel messi — using only her feet and a soccer ball. eight different colored paints are contained in buckets, which the artist uses to dip the football into. bouncing the ball between her feet, red carefully composes the images of the three faces onto a solid white canvas laid on the floor of a soccer pitch. the hues of each player’s jerseys are represented in the portraits as well as physical characteristics that make them immediately familiar to the viewer. take a look at the video below to see how the large-scale work was made and the final result.
…..and many other behind the scenes related articles
#FIFAworldcup fans, want more on the #Brazil2014 games? A look behind the scenes designboom.com/tag/fifa-world… youtu.be/Y-5Ur0Y7BmA .@designboom— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) June 26, 2014
That is a SUPER COOL video, LP!!! TY
My pleasure, Bob! They are constantly updating new stories from art, architecture, tech, fashion etc…..
FIFA commissions louis vuitton to design traveling case for world cup trophy:
Adidas brazucam ball captures 360 degree world cup action
The shade of their skin. http://t.co/tJ07az5vqG— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 26, 2014
The shade of their skin. http://t.co/tJ07az5vqG— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 26, 2014
Chips, may I add “in the WH”?
btw, have any of the Sunday shows producers explained why they ALL failed to cover US capture of #Benghazi suspect? bit.ly/1maLTPD— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) June 26, 2014
@EricBoehlert of course not. #NEWSTAINERS are incapable of apprehending facts, let alone reporting them. cc @PressSec @Lawrence @maddow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 26, 2014
Interesting article about the Mississippi primary.
“WASHINGTON — Voting rights for black people did not come easily in Mississippi in 1955, but the Rev. George Lee was not one to give up. Using his pulpit and his printing press, he tried to sign up African-Americans in the Delta to vote, despite threats to his life.”
They ain’t gonna repair these core defects any time soon ….
Election aftermath: GOP soul-searching: 'Too old, too white, too male'? – Jonathan Martin – politico.com/news/stories/1… via @POLITICO— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) June 26, 2014
… and that’s why we must take full advantage in 2014 and CRUSH THEM.
@JeffersonObama Old, White & Fat are least of it. Misogyny, Racism, Xenophobia, Science-Denial & Lack of Empathy DOOM Them. #LandslideDEMS14— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 26, 2014
There ya go, Bob! You can be old, white, and fat and still have a brain and be a liberal! These generalizations aren’t helping, IMO.
Plus, only because of the need to fight this current crowd of RWNJs (because we’re about to go out of our minds!) would liberals be talking about anybody’s age, race, or weight THIS MUCH, I firmly believe. We can’t lose our souls and become like the crazy haters.
You nailed the -isms and the *lack of* points, perfectly, Bob! Zero in and get ‘em! #HoneIt
“We can’t lose our souls and become like the crazy haters.”
Most definitely, Jacqueline.
PBO never, ever attacks based on soul-less memes.
It’s the hate, the misogyny, the racism, the GREED, the xenophobia, the science-based reality DENIAL that must be brought to the forefront of accountability.
Totally agree! We will hold them accountable and win this one. And the next, I might add!
Just received one of those scary (oh, I am trembling) emails asking for money, this time for the democrats.org.
I have no problem with their doing fundraising, it is essential. Here is what it said:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Take a moment, and let that sink in. Think of everything he and Republicans like him have stopped us from doing in the Senate: Raising the minimum wage, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and just about every other piece of progress President Obama and other Democrats have pushed for.
If they could do that in the minority, what do you think they would do with a majority?
Click here to donate $3 or more, hold the Senate, and retire Mitch McConnell — for good.
Then it went on discussing how to give etc.
This is the email I sent back, something I would recommend any of us do every time we get one of these scare tactic emails.
“Just as a point of information. I, and many others I know, do not respond to scare tactics. We tend to respond to far more positive messages, like those the President presented in 2008 and 2012 and throughout his time in office.
As an example, I would have sent this out with the message, “McConnell is on the verge of losing. Imagine what it would be like to get rid of the Senate GOP leader and others that obstruct progress in this country? We are close to doing just that as well as getting rid of other obstructionists around the country. Help us to give them the final push out the door.”
Then ask for a donation. It might work wonders. “
PERFECTION!!! That is exactly the message these folk need to get, John, and it’s up to us to deliver it to them. Have sent a few, myself :)
Excellent response japa.
Japa, yes, yes, yes. This is exactly the message I send when I get the “scare” fundraisers–the ones I don’t just immediately click off, that is. Tell me something positive and I’ll gladly contribute. Scare me, or God forbid, mention Nate Silver and you’ve wasted your time.
“Together.” “We……………..” PBO. Quiet the spirit within your core; keep his back with your support; and donate where you feel your calling. But most of all remember what we did twice when all the money in this country came up against us. We, Together Stayed Together and stood, worked the phones, wore our shoes off, and got callouses on our hands from writing and getting people to vote and then following up to get them to fulfill that promise. “Together…..We’re…….Pounding….The rock…” President Barack Obama.
We have heard his voice with his message, now do not let the opposition put you in fear; keep your calmness filled with goodness and just pledge to do it. We. Will. Keep Pounding…. ….. Remember he has always been consistent with us. Consistent and Persistent. We Move Together. HZ
HZ, you always say the right thing at the right time. Thank you.
“But most of all remember what we did twice when all the money in this country came up against us. We, Together Stayed Together ….”
Yes, HZ, and we are going to do it again on 4 Nov 2014. TY!!
RT @msnbc: Boehner says Obama executive order lawsuit "not about impeachment": on.msnbc.com/1nFBAWk http://t.co/zlCSqSJiop— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) June 26, 2014
Catch a Clue @msnbc Latest @SpeakerBoehnerDesperation Stunt is just continuation of 20Jan09 hateful OBSTRUCTION of #PBO. cc @JeffersonObama— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 26, 2014
Catch a Clue @msnbc Latest @SpeakerBoehner Desperation Stunt is just continuation of 20Jan09 hateful OBSTRUCTION of #PBO. cc @JeffersonObama— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 26, 2014
i need food and sleep!!! :)
Absolutely we will again! In the Republican primary yesterday in Oklahoma, the candidate who used the “dark money” did not win. The one who won is nothing to brag about, but it was good to know people turned off the chief carpetbagger…..Ted Cruz!….and his moneyed pals.
I love the image, we will keep pounding the rock. That’s what Michaelangelo did, and eventually the artist in him brought out David, the Pieta, Moses, and more. We will keep pounding……it’s hard work…..and bring out a Democratic Senate and improved House for PBO.
HZ and Bob, thank you for calming the troubled spirits here. I said on a previous post, that I believe that in late 2016, PBO’s approval rating will 24 be in the high 60s and low 70s. I truly believe that. What he is doing is pounding the rock. Results aren’t seen in 24 hours, or even 24 months.
“I love the image, we will keep pounding the rock. That’s what Michaelangelo did, and eventually the artist in him brought out David, the Pieta, Moses, and more.”
“I said on a previous post, that I believe that in late 2016, PBO’s approval rating will 24 be in the high 60s and low 70s. I truly believe that.”
But the polls won’t show it…they will show him in the low 40’s with endless MSM narratives about him being as bad as or worse than GWB. The current polls do not reflect PBO’s true approval rating, and the 2016 polls won’t. The powers that be (who own the polling outfits and direct the MSM narratives) do not want him to seem to be leaving the Presidency on a high note, and thus they will calibrate their polls and narratives accordingly.
To give you my honest opinion, I believe that PBO is currently in the low to mid fifties. The polls right now do not accurately reflect his approval rating.
I think you are right on his present approval rating. We have to keep pushing and pushing….”pounding the rock” even the media, and force them to take notice.
#Dems must keep eye on Kasich. He's GOP 2016 stealth horse & plan to regain Midwest. They don't think Hillary is as strong as Obama there— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 26, 2014
Reason #GOP is considering Cleveland OH for convention is cuz Kasich is their stealth 2016 candidate, & balm Rove's butthurt @Maddow— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 26, 2014
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